True.. are you saying he should find a good tech, well equipped, to make the part he is having a hard time locating? Honestly, I wouldn't have thought of that, I'd probably spend a TON of time looking for it on the internet and then give up if I didn't find it.A good tech, well equipped, makes the parts he cannot source.
And that is often cheaper because of the enormous amount of time taken up, often unsuccessfully, to source less common parts via uncooperative agents or manufacturer.
And it's not just the time wait. The supplier as often as not sends a tiny part in a huge carton with shipping costs to match. Yamaha Japan is especially good at this.... I personally just make my own screws as required, being in australia, ordering from a supplier can take months (I kid you not), so most techs I believe down my way just simply learn some basic machining and do it themselves.
the bodytube-bow clamp on the 61 yamaha's are different from the 62 yamaha's.Small screw on bell clamp is missing. anybody got one? Al I need to finish this job. Thanks for any direction